January 21, 1978 ~ November 14, 2021

Born in: Fort Lauderdale , FL
Resided in: Maceo, KY

Christopher “Chris” Henderson, 43, of Maceo, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital surrounded by those who loved him most. He was born January 21, 1978, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Chris was an Army veteran who was employed at Commonwealth Rolled Products for the last 10 years. When not at work, Chris enjoyed power sports, cars, and motorcycles and was a dedicated member of the Modified Social Club (MSC). Most of all, Chris enjoyed spending time with his family and friends who he considered his family. Chris could often be found listening to his favorite playlist, doing burnouts, grilling or cooking a community meal (Friendsgiving), tinkering in his shop “Redline PowerSports,” or helping anyone in need. To know Chris was to love Chris. He never met a stranger and was always the life of any party.

Chris is preceded in death by his father, Leonard Henderson.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 13 ½ years, Davina Henderson; daughters, Aleia and Kylah Henderson; son, Gunner Henderson; beloved pets, Hank, Smokey & Jax; father and mother-in-law, David & Cathy Mattingly; sister and brother-in-law, Jaime and Blake Main all of Owensboro; siblings, Alishia (Dylan) McBeth of Connecticut, Bianca (Victor) Klunk of Florida, Kyle Montague of Florida, and Paige Cunningham of Tennessee; extended family, Geoffery Fischer and Cameron Jones; several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

The family of Chris wish to express their love and heartfelt gratitude to the medical staff and caregivers at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital for the compassionate care Chris received.

Services will be held at noon on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial to follow in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 19, 2021, and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of monetary donations to Chris’ children’s scholarship fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Henderson. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Christopher “Chris” Henderson by signing his virtual guestbook at


Visitation: November 19, 2021 3:00 pm - November 19, 2021 8:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Visitation: November 20, 2021 10:00 am - November 20, 2021 12:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Visitation: November 20, 2021 12:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. Gone way to soon old friend. I know we didn’t see each other to often but when we did your smile and energy could always brighten the room. To all the memories we made together in our younger days I sure will miss you buddy!!!

  2. We were so fortunate to have known Chris. He was an amazing friend to all those he knew. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, kids and the many family and friends he had. He will be very missed.

  3. A great co-worker and like minded friend. His positivity was contagious and you just liked being around him. A wild man with a heart of pure gold. Prayers for his family🙏🏻

  4. And it seems to me you lived your life
    Like a candle in the wind
    Never knowing who to cling to
    When the rain set in
    And I would’ve liked to know you
    But I was just a kid
    Your candle burned out long before
    Your legend ever did

  5. Brother, and that is what you were to me . You were there to tell me “suck it up butter cup” when I needed it and also “$20 is $20” when I responded with something witty. But most of all, you were always the friend that I needed you to be exactly when I needed it. You were taken way too soon, I love you man!!!

  6. One of the greatest people I’ve ever known ! Heavens so blessed to gain him as an angel ….I will miss your shenanigans and laughter ! My kids were so blessed to have grown up with you by their side ! We will love you always praying for DDS and the kids .

  7. If you knew him, you were the one blessed. Nothing but positivity and laughter poured from him. Definitely gone way too soon. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

  8. So very sorry for your loss 🙁 our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family…..

    Billy, Krista, Drew, Drake & Druree Glenn

  9. Chris. You will be missed so much. What a character you were. I have so many good and funny memories. Davina. I don’t know even have words. I love you all so much. Prayers for everyone.

  10. Such an amazing person. The part about how he always offered help to anyone is so true. Chris you will be missed by so many. My prayers will continue coming for your family and those mourning 🙏🏻

  11. Always positive, always smiling always a friend just a good guy always willing to lead a hand to help. Loved his wife and kids so proud of his kids when he talked of them his face lit up he will be missed prayers to family and friends 🙏 ❤

  12. It was a privilege to help care for your husband and children’s father in the hospital. My daughter Megan sends her condolences as well: she was student teaching as Gunner’s music teacher in his classroom this week, and I hope she was able to brighten his day a little. Our family is keeping yours in our prayers, and I pray the memories stay strong until you are reunited again in heaven.

  13. Prayers for the family that God grants you peace in this time of sorrow. A special prayer for my grandson Geoffrey who lost his “brother”.

  14. On October 9th of 1998, I was riding my motorcycle when I was hit head-on by a local high school student who was turning into the Sonic Drive-in. The collision severed my leg on impact and left me lying on the grass in front of the restaurant. When I tried to get my belt on as a tourniquet, I almost passed out. A group of young people heard the crash and rushed to my aid. When I asked if anyone knew how to tie a tourniquet, Chris stepped forward and said he had been through EMT training in the Army. I handed him my belt and he along with others on the scene, saved my life. If not for Chris, I would have bled out that night. He was a hero. Marc

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